Bathygadus (Gadomus) multifilis   Gunther  1887 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 33 cm.

Color: In alcohol brown, darker on belly, opercular, gular and branchiostegal membranes, jaws and lining of mouth black, fins blackish.

Head soft and spongy, due to the spaciousness of the sensory canals. Eye 4.2 to 4.6 in head, 1.2 in snout and about equal to interorbital space. Upper jaw 1.6 to 1.7 in head, extending well beyond orbit. Teeth coarser, in very narrow bands, the greatest width of the intermaxillary series being contained from 3.3 to 3.8 times in the least suborbital width. Gillrakers long, sharp, crowded, strongly compressed, and rough on their inner and outer edge, 6-7 + 25-30 on first branchial arch. Small pseudobranchiae present. Barbel slender, half length of head or more. Six scales, exclusive of the lateral line scale, between lateral line and origin of second dorsal. On the trunk the lateral line runs above the middle of the sides, but descends on the tail to a position below the middle of the depth. Second dorsal ray and first pectoral and ventral ray twice as long as head or longer. Distance between anus and base of ventrals longer than half length of head. Pyloriccaeca 12-22.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Bathygadus multifilis Gunther 1887
Bathygadus longifilis Alcock 1899
Bathygadus longifilis Brauer 1906
Gadomus multifilis Gilbert and Hubbs 1920

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 1929)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman INDIA (Record: 1929)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1929) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago E. J. Brill Ltd. 5 458 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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